Oscar Peterson

Oscar Peterson

Canadian jazz pianist, composer, and band leader. Born: 15 August 1925 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Died: 23 December 2007 in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. He went through a classical piano education before turning to jazz, playing mostly in Canadian night clubs in Toronto and Montreal. Only after repeated urgings by American colleagues he was persuaded to give a JATP performance at New York's ...more

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